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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A winter seasonal made with all English Pale & Crystal malts. Hopped with Phoenix, Kent Golding, Challenger, and Target hops in the boil and dry hopped.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
12oz bottle: Appearance is a deep amber brown with slow fading off white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty with a hint of chocolate, not much for hops but possibly a bit bready and some nut flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnatman (10) - - MAR 9, 2012
I expected much more of a traditional ESB flavor, but this is really just an IPA, tastes very much like a hoppy IPA, with just a hint of english bitters.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours a cloudy copper with two finger head that disappears quickly. Funky aroma with bread and grass. Taste the malts, with some spice and hop bitterness. Enjoyable, thanks to Amnesia87 for sending this my way.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a hazy copper color with a nice foamy head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, light fruity hops. The flavor is smooth, spicy and light naturally fruity flavors, earthy, toasted malts, slightly hot. A great example of an English Strong Ale. I have been getting some brews in trades from Real Ale, and I have been pleasantly surprised.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2014) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pour is a cloudy/ unfiltered copper with a fluffy white head..Nose is caramel malts, hops, peach skin, pine..Taste is citrus ,hops, chewy malts, spice,nutty..Palate is warm,chewy and pretty light..This stuff is super drinkable..Once you pop, you cant stop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Nice smooth interpretation of a esb. nice grassy spicy hop notes and good balance of malt sweetness. Perfect carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2011
bottle bb 8/7/11 consumed 3/7/11. coppery fried chicken-y amber with an off white head. smells like british... crystaly caramel, earthy spice, tea and a peach-like fruitiness. the flavor is similar.... there is some underlying chocolate along with a spice hop finish and some mild bitterness. easy drinking. 6/3/6/3/14

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bitter is as bitter does! This brew poured up a murky, coppery colored body with a one-finger head with good retention and thick lacing. Aromas of malts, caramel, a nip of citrus and hops. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel and citrus followed up with a hoppy/bitter aftertaste. The brew is crisp and smooth with a good bitter finish. Would be a good brew for the BBQ!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(bottle, sampled 5/11/10). Clear amber color. Medium tan head. Light spicy hop aroma. Flavor of the same, with light malt and moderate bitterness. Avg duration. Light bitter and dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3520) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12 oz bottle, best by 8/2/11. Not quite clear brown with a fading meringue head that leaves a pretty lace garland. Nose is toffee and deeper caramel with hints of wild strawberry and gin. Medium body with a nice zing; a touch sticky. Taste is peach, plum and apricot then woody with lime peel. Nice offering.


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